Nhan Tran, Fermilab
"A Dijets Renaissance and the Light Dark Matter Connection"

 Searching for new physics in dijets at hadron colliders is a classic 
well-motivated strategy.  However, as the LHC settles into a long period 
of data-taking at 13 TeV, improvements to the traditional search program 
are incremental.  I will present new techniques to greatly extend the dijet 
search phase space to regions unexplored since the 1980s.  I will also 
detail how such searches have a connection to dark matter searches at the 
LHC.  Finally, I will talk more generally about extending searches for light 
thermal dark matter to the MeV-GeV range and new experimental approaches 
such as the proposed LDMX (Light Dark Matter eXperiment).